I’ve been into baking basically since I went vegan when I was 17. I think I started doing it so I knew I would have vegan treats to eat whenever I wanted lol.
Anyway, the first thing I ever learned to bake were cupcakes. (I honestly wouldn’t even have a clue how to make cupcakes with animal products, I never learned.) Recently, I’ve been getting back into it, and making them all fancy and stuff, with piping and edible pearls and such…
and my friends and family (and even my therapist) think it would be a good idea to start selling them.
I’m not going to lie.
I make freakin delicious cupcakes.
the reason I’m posting this is to get some personal opinions.
I’ve looked up how much vegan cupcakes sell for online, and I almost peed my pants.
Besides making them cruelty-free, it is also very important to me that they are AFFORDABLE. I would NEVER pay $7 for a cupcake, and I certainly wouldn’t ask anyone to pay that much for one of mine.
On the other hand, I am also super cheap and don’t pay more for things than I absolutely have to XD
So I honestly don’t know what would be considered affordable, cup-cake wise.
How much would you guys pay for cupcakes?
I’m also planning on offering gluten-free and sugar-free versions of most of the cupcake flavors. While I don’t have gluten or sugar restrictions, I know many people who do and it upsets me that they don’t have as many readily available options for treats.
Also, as the title suggests, I will be calling them Fancy-Ass Cupcakes. I may lose a little bit of business from people who don’t approve of the name… but I think it’s cute. And if someone is too snooty to by an awesome cupcake from someone just because of the name…. well they can make their own damn cupcakes. lol
I plan on offering all basic flavors, but some of the other flavors I will be offering are:
Blue Velvet Cotton Candy
S’mores (I’m experimenting with vegan marshmallow recipes at the moment)
Maple Bacon (yup. Vegan maple bacon cupcakes. I said it.)
as well as fruit-filled cupcakes made with whatever fresh fruit I can get my hands on.
I would really love to hear everyone’s opinions on this 🙂
If the taste is truly gourmet, and I mean like the flavors you mentioned, not just a plain chocolate cupcake with some frosting, I would probably be willing to pay 3$, depending on how big and good they are.
The only thing is, if you make gluten free cupcakes, the price will have to go up, and quite a bit too, otherwise you’ll be underwater on them. And then there’s also having to use Sugar in the Raw, agave nectar, or cane syrup to meet the requirements of the vegans that don’t eat processed sugars.
My past four vegan muffin/cupcake attempts turned out pure charcoal. So kudos for getting the hang of it 🙂
But I’d pay..mm..maybe like $2-4.50 for a really nice one! especially with edible decorations xD
and excuse me while i have a heart attack….CHAI CUPCAKES????!!
OMFG please sell these.
There need to be more you’s on the internet. xD
Fancy-A$$ cupcakes needs to happen. Seriously.
Good luck with these! 🙂
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